The Football Association have dismissed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho’s appeal against a £50,000 fine and a suspended one-game stadium ban.
The Blues boss received the charge for comments made after his team’s defeat by Southampton where he said officials were afraid to award Chelsea a penalty.
Mourinho’s stadium ban will be invoked if he is guilty of further misconduct relating to media comments.
He admitted another misconduct charge after being sent off against West Ham.
The 52-year-old has been given a one-match stadium ban with immediate effect and also fined £40,000 for speaking to referee Jon Moss at half-time during the 2-1 defeat by the Hammers.
The FA in a statement on its official website wrote;
“An Appeal Board has dismissed the appeal from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho in relation to a decision made by an Independent Regulatory Commission.
“At the original commission hearing, Mr Mourinho was given a suspended one-match stadium ban and fined £50,000 after he admitted a breach of FA Rules in relation to post-match media comments made following the game against Southampton on Saturday 3 October 2015.
“The Appeal Board has upheld the original sanction and therefore it remains that Mr Mourinho’s suspended stadium ban will be immediately invoked should he be found by an Independent Regulatory Commission to have committed a further breach of FA Rule E3 for any comment or statement to or through the media before 13 October 2016.”
The former Real Madrid man is set to miss this Saturday’s game against Stoke unless he appeals against the punishment.